[05/02/22 - 08:32 AM] "Bel-Air" Shatters Peacock Records; Crowned Most-Streamed Original Series on Peacock Peacock's critically-acclaimed drama series has been crowned as the platform's most-streamed original series reaching 8 million accounts to date.
[via press release from Peacock]
BEL-AIR SHATTERS PEACOCK RECORDS; CROWNED MOST-STREAMED ORIGINAL SERIES ON PEACOCK
Bel-Air is the Fastest Growing Title in Peacock History Reaching 8 Million
Accounts Watching the Series So Far
Record-Breaking Series Received Unprecedented Upfront Two-Season Order,
Season Two Coming in 2023
· Peacock's critically-acclaimed drama series Bel-Air has shattered every Peacock record for new
subscribers, usage, and upgrades, and has been crowned as the platform's most-streamed
original series reaching 8 million accounts to date.
· The series premiered with three episodes on February 13, 2022 (Super Bowl Sunday) with new
episodes released weekly on Thursdays and will return next year in 2023 with the original twoseason
· "We're elated at the positive response to Bel-Air and that this passionate audience quickly
solidified the series into the cultural zeitgeist," said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment
Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "Week after week Bel-Air captivated audiences
with buzzy cliffhangers and stunning ensemble performances, led by the unmatched Jabari
Banks. We can't wait for what's in store for season two."
· "The incredible performance of Bel-Air really demonstrates the power of culture-defining content,"
said Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock. "Bel-Air is our most-streamed Peacock Original series
and the third biggest title on the platform, breaking records for customer acquisition, viewership,
and upgrades. We strategically launched the series in February amid two of the biggest sporting
events, the Olympics and Super Bowl, making Bel-Air a cornerstone of our most-streamed month
in Peacock history. We couldn't be more excited to dive deeper into this story next season."
· "We see a lot of reboots in today's television landscape, and yet there's something undeniably
singular, relevant and contemporary about this take on a beloved fan-favorite," said Pearlena
Igbokwe, Chairman, Universal Studio Group. "We knew Bel-Air would push the boundaries of
possibility for IP adaptation, and we're thrilled to celebrate its success with Peacock."
Set in modern-day America, Peacock's new one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will's complicated journey from the streets of
West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the
power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from
the only one he's ever known.
Inspired by pilot director and executive producer Morgan Cooper's viral trailer that reimagined the iconic,
culture-defining '90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and
aspiration, while exploring Will's complex journey through a current lens. The new series features an
ensemble cast that introduces Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes Cooper, and coshowrunners
and executive producers TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson. Bel-Air is produced by Universal
Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios.
· Newcomer Jabari Banks as "Will"
· Adrian Holmes as "Phillip Banks" (At That Age, V Wars)
· Cassandra Freeman as "Vivian Banks" (The Enemy Within, Atlanta)
· Olly Sholotan as "Carlton Banks" (Run Hide Fight, Evolution of Nate Gibson)
· Coco Jones as "Hilary Banks" (Let It Shine, Vampires vs. the Bronx)
· Akira Akbar as "Ashley Banks" (We Can Be Heroes, Captain Marvel)
· Jimmy Akingbola as "Geoffrey" (The Most Dangerous Game, In the Long Run)